jentucker (5) - Alabama, USA - FEB 6, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really bitter. Imperial tasting. Does not have hoppy aroma, smells like alcohol. The taste is high alcolhol too.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAR 7, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Toronado. Pours with a nice copper color. Great aromas of pine and resins and floral notes. Flavors are very hoppy, mostly flowery with some nice honey like sweetness. Fairly bitter finish, but very smooth.
larsniclas (5193) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub
Deep amber. Medium, tan head.
Very sweet and hoppy aroma; some cooki-aroma.
Sweet, malty, hoppy and bitter.
A bit too much alcohol-notes.
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of Grapefruit, vanilla, light toast and toffee. Light bodied, slightly thick, deep orange color. Orange, light toast, light toffee, biscuit and vanilla. Light bitter finish, somewhat acidic, not too lingering. A nice IIPA with notes of Oak, at 11.2 ABV alcohol well concealed.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at 21st Amendment in SF. What hop crisis? They sure were able to find a lot of those little lupulin bombs for this beer. Deep golden amber with a nice creamy head. Aroma is fresh piney hops and malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and lots of piney, citrusy west coast hops. Syrupy on the palate. Really nice DIPA overall.
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at 21A, pours attractive ruddy golden with a two finger cream colored head. Full, floral and grassy nose with decent pine and caramel. All come together nicely in the flavor with a dry clean finish.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap. Itís a nice, fully-flavoured IPA that has plenty of body and falvour to backup the bitterness. It is darkish gold with a medium off-wite head that lasts. It has a lot of hop aroma and taste, juicy with citrus and pine, but this is well-rounded. It has a nice, warming, lightly spicy alchoholic quality plus light caramelly and toast. Although the alcoholi s noticeable, it is smooth and warming, and I had no idea it was this high in ABV. Overall, the flavour and body are full and well-rounded, making one tasty, drinkable double IPA.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at the 2008 Bistro 2xIPA Fest. This IPA pours a medium gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is citrus and pine. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are caramel and fruity. The hops are piney and grapefruity. Nice carbonation. Good balance. Hide the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp and dry. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Ratman197 (8482) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ 21st Amendment poured a clear copper with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness, pine, orange peel and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied smooth and dry. Flavors of carmel, grapefruit, light pine and a hint of orange with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a nice off-white head. Nice summer fruit and citrus aroma. Summer fruit, grapefruit, pine flavor with a bit of earthiness and twigginess in the background. Medium body. Lingering grapefruit (a bit of rind) with other fruits and some dust. Overall alittle green and twiggy like many 3IPAs suffer from.